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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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Eco-Friendly Back to School Shopping

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Author: Seventh Generation

The back to school time of year can be exciting for the whole family - younger children look forward to going to school for the first time, older children look forward to reconnecting with friends, and parents look forward to making the transition as positive as possible for their children - and to the quiet!

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Tips for Cooking with Kids

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Author: Liz Moorhead

Bags of fresh groceries on the kitchen table can be appealing and inspiring. I get excited about the opportunity to make something delicious to eat, and as my son grows, I’d like to pass that excitement on to him.

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But What About Our Husbands?

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Author: Kristi Marsh

In the unfolding world of environmental health, my place is in front of women. Learning how to bring safer, kinder products into my home was the springboard to helping other women who are eager to know what I've learned. Keynotes, lectures, conferences... the bigger the stage the better!

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Teaching Your Toddler About Money

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Author: Liz Moorhead

I’ve started teaching my three year old about money. It started by accident - while at the store, he found a giant puzzle with colorful pictures of trucks and cars and asked if I could buy it for him.

“I don’t have enough money today, bud,” I explained. He confidently declared, “I’ll get money.”

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Welcome Your Wild Neighbors to Your Backyard

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Author: Erin Gettler

Backyards are habitat for people and wildlife. Invite nature into your backyard to get closer views and help wildlife by making your yard a hospitable habitat with these tips. Many of the creatures that benefit from improved backyard habitats are struggling from habitat loss in general.

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From Seventh Generation to Sustain: 10 Questions With Jeffrey Hollender

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Author: Seventh Generation

25 years ago, Jeffrey Hollender co-founded Seventh Generation. After moving on from revolutionizing the green cleaning and personal care industry, Jeffrey turned his full attention to an idea he had twenty years prior: making a sustainable, Fair Trade condom. Joined by daughter Meika and wife Sheila, he intends to turn the condom industry on its head. How?

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Recipes We Love: Vegan Nectarine Ice Cream

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Author: Tamera @ 7Gen

It wouldn’t be summer without ice cream!  Cool off with this vegan ice cream recipe that combines the sweet taste of ripe nectarines with the aromatic spice of cardamom.

Components:

2 yellow nectarines

1 tbsp maple syrup (more if you like it sweeter)

1 can light coconut milk

1 tbsp vanilla

dash of sea salt

Dash of lemon

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Keep Microbeads Out of Our Waterways

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Author: Erin Gettler

Thanks to new laws, exfoliating microbeads—tiny grains of plastic in soaps and toothpaste that can't be screened out of wastewater, and now pollute lakes and rivers—are on their way out, but maybe not soon enough for waterways throughout the continent.

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Tips for Success at Your Next Yard Sale

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Author: Seventh Generation

Ever heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”?  This idea is the key to yard sales. It sounds easy enough, but here are some tips to make sure your next yard sale is a huge success.

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Recipes We Love: Elderflower Cordial

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Author: Andrea Todd

This recipe for a cordial, or syrup, comes from my British family, and it is a simple and season sip of summer. Many people are familiar with the elderberry, and the flower is from the same plant, Sambucus.

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